Madonna Pays Tribute to Late French Actress Jeanne Moreau: 'There Was No One Like Her'

Meredith Jenks
Madonna photographed backstage at the 2016 Women in Music awards on Dec. 9, 2016 at Pier 36 in New York City.

Madonna took to Twitter on Monday night (July 31) to pay homage to the late French actress Jeanne Moreau, who passed away Monday (July 31) at age 89 -- and held a special place in the "Vogue" singer's heart.

"Remembering this magnificent day when I first met my favorite actress Jeanne Moreau," Madonna captioned a set of pictures of herself with Moreau. "She died today. There was no one like her."

A director, screenwriter and singer in addition to actress, Moreau is best known for her role in French New Wave classic Jules et Jim. She also starred in a number of Hollywood films, like The Last Tycooon and Orson Welles' The Trial, based on the Franz Kafka novel. Madonna first met the starlet while being interviewed on an episode of French talk series Sacrées Femmes in 1998. In the episode, Madonna performs her hits "Drowned World" and "Substitute for Love."

While the conversation takes place in French, you can watch the full video of Madonna and Moreau's first meeting below. Moreau enters around the 9:00 mark.